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Former Texas RB Chris Warren III signs UDFA deal with the Oakland Raiders

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The big back earned a shot in the League after participating in a mini-camp over the weekend.

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The winding journey of former Texas Longhorns running back Chris Warren III marked another significant chapter on Monday when the undrafted free agent signed a deal the Oakland Raiders:

The announcement came after the 6’2, 247-pounder participated in a mini-camp with the Raiders over the weekend. According to Horns247, he’ll likely have a chance to work at running back and fullback after he was adamant throughout the draft process that he did not want to move to H-back, where he finished his career at Texas.

After carrying the ball 71 times for 314 yards and six touchdowns with 18 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns, Warren announced his decision to transfer from the program in late November following the regular season. The decision was seemingly spurred by a decrease in carries late in the season and a move to H-back due to injuries at the position.

However, Warren eventually opted to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft when academic issues kept him from being able to transfer.

Despite posting a 33-inch vertical and running a 4.18 shuttle at the NFL Combine, Warren went undrafted. Now he’ll have his chance in Oakland.